TWD: Hazelnut Biscotti

For Tuesdays with Dorie this week we made biscotti. This is actually the third time I’ve made a biscotti recipe for TWD (previously, and again) which left me perplexed as to what I should say about them. Crunchy cookies are crunchy cookies, am I right?

In previous biscotti posts I’ve shared the story about how I used to work at a bakery that felt like a veritable biscotti factory, and how it took years of therapy biscotti avoidance to get over the experience of cutting and baking hundreds of these cookies at a time. But, y’know, that story’s old news. I’ve whined about it once, and I think the statute of limitations has run out on that one.

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[Sidebar: How great is this mustache mug? A friend actually made it for me! One of my baby showers was mustache-themed (amazing) and a crafty friend used crafty tools to decorate all the mugs with mustaches. I’m a little skimpy on how it all worked because I have all the craftiness of a banana slug, but I adore it all the same.]

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This particular biscotti recipe was fine but not earth-shattering. I used toasted hazelnuts, dried sour cherries, and semi-sweet chocolate. Despite all of this, they still tasted a bit bland to me. (Which didn’t stop me from munching on them all day, of course.)

I tried them in hot chocolate (I’m not a coffee drinker) and they were better, but still rather unexciting. I guess I am destined to be a soft chocolate chip cookie lover forever. There are worse fates.

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Thanks to our hosts, Katrina of Baking and Boys! and Jodi of Homemade and Wholesome. Check out their sites for the recipe!

6 Responses to TWD: Hazelnut Biscotti
  1. Jodie says:

    I agree- these weren’t that great, although your add-ins sound yum. It’s because of your pic on Instagram that I made these :)

  2. Heather says:

    The mustache mug returns! So cute.

  3. Ckay says:

    What a pity you did not like them. They were a winner for me….but even if they weren’t for you, they still look beautiful.

  4. Teresa says:

    We did two variations, but might have to think about adding some flavour when we get around to trying the hazelnut.

  5. Cathleen says:

    I’m glad to hear someone else thought these were bland. I kept eating them as well hoping to find the flavor that never materiaized. They look lovely. Love the mug!

  6. Cher says:

    Hey – anyone who is a chocolate chip cookie lover is okay in my book.
    Great looking cookies.

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